Articles tagged Porsche

Page 88, April 2014

Lunch With... Paul Tracy

This ever-determined, hard-charging Indycar driver didn’t always mind his Ps and Qs but invariably gave his all in the cockpit Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer Michael McNamara These days your average professional racing driver tends to be slight and slender. He is unfailingly polite to team personnel, to sponsors and to rivals, and speaks to the media in unexceptional sound-bites while a PR...

Page 38, February 2010

Snapshots of Senna

Only a small number of journalists were allowed into Ayrton Senna’s world. Here, one of the favoured few recalls his early friendship – and final falling out – with the great BrazilianBy Mike Doodson One day, somebody will write a great full-length biography of Ayrton Senna da Silva. Let’s hope it won’t take the couple of centuries for that someone to compile the balanced, well-informed...

Page 76, November 1978

The British Racing Scene 1

Above, such is the state of development of cars conforming to the RAC's Group I regulations that lap times recorded by the fastest Capris have all but equalled those of the old Group 2 racers. Here Brian Muir and Andy Rouse take Paddock Bend at Brands Hatch side-by-side with Vince Woodman shadowing. Left, driving a highly modified Ralt the dedicated Barzilian Nelson Piquet took an easy overall...

Page 57, November 1978

National Racing Review

It has been a year of development, controversy and near-peak excitement, rather than a season of out-and-out classic motor racing on the national club scene. On the whole grids have been full - in the majority of cases near to over-flowing - and competition has been keen and fierce. It is, perhaps, a sign of the slightly easier times in which we live that there appears to have been no dire...

Page 27, August 1981

Matters of Moment

Terrible, Terrible . . . We live, unfortunately, in terrible times, with thousands-of-millions of pounds deemed necessary for protecting ourselves with nuclear weapons, blood being spilled on the streets of British cities (our sympathy goes out to the policemen who act so bravely during such riots), and unemployment approaching 3,000,000 in what still appears to be a moderately wealthy country....

Page 54, April 1981

Rally Review

Swedish Rally When a new car is rallied for the first time its manufacturers will already have put it through the most comprehensive test and development programme possible, for although a showroom car might be fine for normal use it is unlikely that it will be able to withstand the concentrated pounding of rallying. However, no matter how stringent the test sessions, it always seems that it...

Page 82, July 1970

Rally Review

The Acropolis Rally There are eight qualifying events in the International Rally Championship for Constructors. The sixth of them was the Acropolis Rally organised by the Automobile and Touring Club of Greece during the last week in May. Prior to the Acropolis, Porsche was comfortably at the lead of the championship, Bjorn Waldegard having won three of the previous events in a 911S. Now, they are...

Page 171, December 2014

From the archives with Doug Nye

The Italian job offer Tony Vandervell chose to pass on this chance to buy a novel Grand Prix project that made big claims I could hardly believe my eyes. Flicking idly through an old Vanwall correspondence file, I have just found this long-buried gem. On July 18, 1955, Arialdo Ruggeri of the Scuderia Automobilistiche Milan, Via Mose Bianchi 71, Milan, Italy, wrote personally to Tony Vandervell of...

Page 159, December 2014

Events of the month

BTCC Brands Hatch The crowd at Brands Hatch experienced something unusual during the BTCC finale: it wasn’t raining. Well, not for the first few hours, anyway. Not since 2011 had there been a dry championship decider, which has added to the excitement – or stress, depending on which side of the paddock fence you sit. But the track was dry as the grid lined up for race one, championship leader...

Page 102, December 2014

The moneyman with soul

John Hogan has worked out of the limelight during his 40 years in Formula 1. But as the sponsor man from Marlboro, he wielded great power within the sport he loved Writer: Damien Smith, Photographer: Howard Simmons Recognise this guy? It would be quite understandable if you didn’t. Yet for the best part of 30 years, he was considered one of the most powerful and influential figures in the Formula...

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